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65th Anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education: #OurChallengeOurHope

Over the next year, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) and our partners will conduct an equity campaign to honor the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The campaign, created to ensure that the spotlight on this landmark case doesn’t dim until the next anniversary, will shine a light on the continuing needs of students—no matter their race, zip code, or background. Watch the campaign kickoff video from All4Ed President Deb Delisle.

In the video at the top of this page, Johnique W, a 12th grader from Ohio, shares a poem she wrote after visiting the Civil Rights Exhibit at the Maltz Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. “I was so taken with every photograph and the depictions were so powerful to me that I went home and wrote my emotions out,” she tells us. Read our complete Q&A with Johnique.

Over the next year, the Alliance for Excellent Education and our partners will conduct an equity campaign to honor the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The campaign will shine a light on the continuing needs of students—no matter their race, zip code, or background.

Share Your Thoughts

Over the next year, student voice will be a great part of our #OurChallengeOurHope campaign. Will you lend your voice as well? Share your educational challenges and hopes with us using the form linked at the bottom of this page. You can also tweet your thoughts using #OurChallengeOurHope. Be sure to tag @All4Ed. You can see Johnique’s thoughts on this question in the video at the top of this page.

Resources

To help you form your thoughts, we’ve provided additional resources on the Brown decision, plus research and news articles on some of the educational and societal challenges still facing our country. For example, did you know that, since 1988, the share of intensely segregated minority schools—schools that enroll 90-100 percent non-white students, has more than tripled from 5.7 percent in 1988 to 18.2 percent in 2016?

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